Leadership in Inclusive Teaching (formerly Mentors-in-Teaching)
The Leadership in Inclusive Teaching (LIT) Program empowers graduate students to advance inclusive teaching practices in their departments or programs.
Leadership in Inclusive Teaching (LIT) Fellows receive a stipend to lead a program in inclusive teaching development in their department or program.
The mission of the LIT program is to advance inclusive teaching practices across Stanford’s campus, in line with the IDEAL initiative and in an effort to honor graduate students’ lived experiences and agency in shaping the teaching culture in their local contexts. Fellows meet regularly throughout the year to support one another with the guidance of CTL staff members. These monthly meetings are a chance for Fellows to share feedback on their program plans, discuss the challenges of running teaching development programming, and get connected to resources through CTL and beyond.
The LIT program works to equip Fellows with the skills, resources, and knowledge necessary to be most effective to their departments.
LIT Fellows support TAs in many different ways, focusing on the particular needs of the TAs within their departments. This work could include:
- Organizing department TA orientations or other inclusive teaching training
- Teaching pedagogy courses and leading teaching development workshops
- Designing or re-designing department pedagogy courses to focus on inclusive practices
- Developing inclusive teaching resources such as handbooks and websites for their departments